A Cure for the Common Craig

A Cure for the Common Craig

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

Episodes

March 1, 2024 115 mins

The Winter of Folk Horror is not yet ready to let 2024 go. Cozy up with the comfort of witches, as we discuss three very different witch movies. Dueling witches, a witchy cousin, and a town filled with bigots. Welcome to the Witchy Winter Wonderland!

When a skeptical college professor demands his wife stop practicing protective conjure magic, he opens himself up to be the victim of an opposing force in Burn, Witch, Burn (1...

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Adorable animals return! And at least some of them are back for the attack. Hopefully, our cat children were not negatively impacted during our viewing of these features.

The bodies from a local cemetery are used to develop a new taste sensation for cats in The Corpse Grinders (1971)! An alien cat arrives on Earth, in need of repairs to his spacecraft, while trying to avoid the military, spies, and gambling debts, in Disne...

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We've covered the more obvious directorial efforts of George A. Romero over the years. But, there is unseen by most, an underworld of Romero films. Movies that are just as real, but not as well-known. We crack open that creaky Dungeon of Directors and unleash these lesser-known Romero films.

The residents of a rural Pennsylvania town are accidentally exposed to a bioweapon, transforming them into The Crazies (1973)! A...

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Have you noticed that it's kind of cold outside? Well, not everywhere, of course. But if you live near us, then you know what we're talking about. Why not warm up with a dose of cozy folk horror? It's the return of one of our favorites, the Winter of Folk Horror!

We travel the world, once again, stopping first in Norway for a swim in the Lake of the Dead (1958). The over to Ireland to spend some time with th...

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What else there to do in January other than sit around being cold? You should probably heat things up, Italian-style, by celebrating Giallo January! And when Sergio Martino brings Edwige Fenech along to star in his movie, that always helps.

Join us for discussions of Mario Bava's early giallo, Blood & Black Lace (1964), the third film in Dario Argento's "animal" trilogy, Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1...

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It's a December tradition here on the podcast, to discuss some holiday horror. Or holiday violence, at least. It must be time for Horror for the Holidays V!

This year, we're featuring David Harbour versus John Leguizamo in Violent Night (2022), a bunch of naked Santa helpers running around in Finland in Rare Exports (2010) , and two spooky stories that share the same name, Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968 ...

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We've always loved Julian Sands, and were saddened to hear of his disappearance and the revelation of his passing in 2023. To celebrate his life and career, we discuss a personal favorite, along with a pair of campier entries that, if nothing else, are fun to laugh about.

What happens when a warlock escapes the clutches of death, travels through a portal three centuries into the future, to locate three parts of The Gr...

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So you heard us talking about our live podcast at Cape Con, but you were unable to attend? Well, you're in luck! We take you back to the beginnings of comic book horror, and then discuss two horror films adapted from comics.

It's a comic book movie team-up featuring Edward Scissorhands and Hagrid from the Harry Potter series! Kind of. You do get Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane on the same team, investigating the ...

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The Final Chapter of the 19th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival has finally arrived. Was it worth the wait? Well, let's call it a mix of good and bad. We have disappearing mothers, Kevin Bacon, a town filled with crazy southerners, werewolves, talking pets, a lost movie that should have stayed that way, and preferring the zombie apocalypse to going into work. Let's have ourselves a little chat about:

  • Relic (2020)
  • Stir of Ec...
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The Festival demands a second episode! Because, well, it's not over. Get ready for letters I-Q, featuring Martians, a minister's wife becoming a vampire, a deadly web comic, a mysterious lodger, a vile prince from Poe, two movies that involve an inheritance, an anatomical dummy, and sinister doppelgangers! Listen in as we discuss:

  • Invaders From Mars (1953)
  • Jakob's Wife (2021)
  • Killer Toon (2013)
  • The Lodger (1927)
  • The M...
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If you're not ready for an October horror movie festival, then you're in the wrong place! We have letters A-H ready for you, featuring an evil car, zombies, vampires, vengeful spirits, and some seemingly regular people with some serious mental health issues. We'll discuss:

  • Audition (1999)
  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Effects (1979)
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
  • The Grudge (2004)
  • The ...
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Four years of this podcast, and we still haven't discussed Night of the Living Dead (1968)? Those things, ghouls, definitely not zombies, are surely coming to get us unless we remedy this, right now! Join us as we honor George Romero and celebrate 55 years of this horror classic.

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There were Japanese horror movies made in the 1980s? Yes, it's true. Not all Japanese horror comes from the late 90s and early 2000s. Let's find out what Japanese filmmakers were doing with horror late in the decade, as we put a wrap on the Summer of the 80s!

There's no Bruce Campbell anywhere in sight. And Sam Raimi did not direct this. We also did not see Ted Raimi around anywhere! Okay, so the U.S. title...

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A body-swapping alien and a canister of liquid Satan. What? Yeah, that's pretty much it. And both movies have ordinary people being used as puppets of evil! 1987, how could you?

Guns, explosions, bank robberies, murder! Stealing Ferraris! And cassettes from a music store? When will this madness end? Well, probably when a cop and an FBI agent put the awkward "getting to know you" phase behind them and get to ...

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Two years in one episode! Well, it really does make sense. You'll see.

First, director Stuart Gordon brings us some morbid, deadpan humor, based on the work of H. P. Lovecraft.  And let me tell you, Jeffrey Combs is absolute perfection as Herbert West. Who would have thought that bringing corpses, and decapitated heads, back to life, would be so amusing? And how about that green color of the re-agent serum? Can I pain...

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Comet fever runs wild and city sewers should be off-limits! Look, comets can be exciting, I get that. But it just seems that it should go without saying that avoiding sewers is a good policy. Welcome to 1984.

Maybe everyone wanting to see the comet in Night of the Comet (1984) shouldn't be quite so eager? Unless you want to wake up as a pile of dust and clothes. Or some mutated zombie, and somehow not a pile of dust. ...

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Time to venture north of the border to discuss one of the Common Craig's favorites, and a first time watch that doesn't work out so well. Death to snake movies that fail to deliver enough wriggling, writhing action! Long live the Summer of the 80s! And hello Canada!

Ah, the Common Craig's dreams of being some sort of video pirate, intercepting broadcasts, potentially seeing things that no one should see! Yea...

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1982 brings us a rather odd pairing of a family facing supernatural terror, and a young man and his basket. The Hollywood budget and prestige of a polished Steven Spielberg production, and the raw sleaze and special effects of a $35,000 movie shot on the grimy streets of early 80s New York City.

If one of your family members starts talking to static on a television, you might want to consider packing up and moving immediat...

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It's 1981, and things are not okay. Seemingly normal people are doing some pretty messed up things. One might even describe these acts as...nasty.

A picturesque coastal town is the setting for the local residents to just kill people off whenever they feel like it. The local sheriff does his best to solve these mysterious deaths, but who can he trust? Especially when the mortician seems so into the art of perfectly pre...

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We had better get a head start on summer, with the first in a series of episodes featuring horror movies from the 80s.  Because we're behind schedule with episode releases and we're going to have to do some cramming!

And there's probably no better way to kick things off than with Stanley Kubrick's version of the Stephen King classic, The Shining (1980). Is it just a little bit overexposed, though? Why i...

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